William J. Dalton
Attorney Bill Dalton is a founding partner of the firm, specializing in Residential Real Estate. Mr. Dalton completed his undergraduate work at the University of New Hampshire and received his Juris Doctor degree from the Massachusetts School of Law. He worked as a staff attorney for the National Association of Government Employees and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, negotiating contracts and handling labor/employment disputes. He has also practiced at two other firms specializing in Real Estate and Corporate Law. Mr. Dalton is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire.
Barry R. Finegold
Founding and Managing Partner
Attorney Barry Finegold is a founding partner of the firm, specializing in Residential Real Estate and Commercial Real Estate. He is the Managing Partner of the firm, and concurrently serves as State Senator for 2nd Essex and Middlesex District, Massachusetts. Previously, State Senator Finegold served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representative, and as Selectman in the Town of Andover. Before practicing law, he worked for Mercantile Bank in Boston, Massachusetts, and as a Senior Loan Officer for Accubanc Mortgage in Burlington, Massachusetts. State Senator Finegold is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, the Massachusetts School of Law, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Jesse I. Redlener
Attorney Jesse Redlener is a partner at the firm, specializing in Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy. Mr. Redlener represents businesses seeking to protect their rights against troubled entities, both in and out of court. He has represented banks, trustees, landlords, secured and unsecured creditors, businesses and individuals in the various stages and chapters of bankruptcy, consumer debtors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy filings, pre-bankruptcy negotiations and out of court workouts, and businesses debtors in Chapter 7 and 11 filings, out of court wind downs, liquidations and assignments for the benefit of creditors. Mr. Redlener earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, magna cum laude. After graduating from law school, he served a two-year appointment as a law clerk for the Honorable Henry J. Boroff of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, and practiced privately in Boston prior to joining Dalton & Finegold. He has been named a Massachusetts Rising Star “Super Lawyer” four times. Mr. Redlener is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Philip H. Graeter
Attorney Phil Graeter is a partner at the firm, specializing in Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Mr. Graeter represents businesses, partnerships, development entities, and individuals in a wide range of disputes, including Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use, business tort, contract, and fiduciary duty claims, insurance coverage, and professional liability litigation. He is an experienced trial and appellate advocate and has also represented clients in arbitration and mediation, and before administrative agencies. Mr. Graeter is a graduate of Boston College Law School and Baylor University. He practiced in Boston for 10 years before joining Dalton & Finegold, and has been named a Massachusetts Rising Star “Super Lawyer” three times. Mr. Graeter is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Kenneth E. MacKenzie
Kenneth MacKenzie is a partner at the firm, specializing in Commercial Real Estate, with a focus on Hospitality & Recreation. He represents lenders, developers, tenants, management companies, and pension and opportunity funds in all aspects of real estate transactional matters. Before joining Dalton & Finegold, he spent 25 years as a member of two of Boston’s largest law firms, most recently as a partner and co-leader of the Goulston & Storrs Hospitality and Recreation Group. Mr. Mackenzie is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants, part of the Hospitality Industry Advisory Board for New England Real Estate Journal, has been a guest lecturer at the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration and sits on the Development Committee of Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation (Roxbury/Dorchester Community Development Corporation). He has been named a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” and has been awarded the “AV” rating by Martindale. Mr. MacKenzie is an alumnus of Phillips Andover Academy and Dartmouth College. He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, where he was a Note and Case Editor for the Boston University Law Review and a recipient of the William L. and Lillian Berger Prize for academic excellence. Mr. MacKenzie is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Jared J. Eigerman
Attorney Jay Eigerman is a partner at the firm, specializing in Zoning & Land Use law. Mr. Eigerman represents residential, commercial and institutional real estate developers and owners to secure all necessary government approvals at the federal, state and local levels. His expertise includes conducting zoning and permitting due diligence, devising and implementing permitting strategies, and writing zoning and permitting opinions for financing. Mr. Eigerman’s project experience includes development at all scales, ranging from rehabilitation of single historic structures to high-density transit-oriented projects, mixed-use proposals on tidelands subject to the public trust, to permitting, eminent domain and inverse condemnation litigation. After graduating from Harvard College, cum laude, in 1992, and the University of California in 1998, with degrees in City Planning (Berkeley) and law (Hastings College of the Law), cum laude, he began his career as a Deputy City Attorney for the City & County of San Francisco. Mr. Eigerman was next an associate and later partner with San Francisco land-use boutique Reuben & Junius LLP, where he remains of counsel. He returned to Massachusetts in 2008 as senior counsel at Goulston & Storrs, P.C. Mr. Eigerman is a member of the American Planning Association and the Urban Land Institute, and serves on the Newburyport Zoning Board of Appeals. Mr. Eigerman is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and California.
Karen J. Kepler
Attorney Karen Kepler is a partner at the firm, specializing in Affordable Housing & Tax-Exempt Financing and Commercial Real Estate. Ms. Kepler has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate development and finance, with an emphasis on facilitating public-private partnerships through affordable housing and community economic development projects. She represents for-profit and non-profit companies, financial institutions and quasi-public agencies in complex mixed-use developments, assisted living projects, HUD and Fannie Mae financed developments, federal and state low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and tax-exempt bond financed projects, New Markets Tax Credit developments and “Comprehensive Permit” projects under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40B. Ms. Kepler graduated from Boston University School of Law and received a B.A. in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Before joining Dalton & Finegold, she was a partner at Goulston & Storrs. Ms. Kepler is a member of the Housing Advisory Board of the Town of Brookline, a trustee and past-president of the Lawyers’ Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness and a past-president of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts. She is listed as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer and is ranked as one of the top women lawyers in real estate in the Northeast by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Kepler is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Ross Hamlin is a Partner in the Firm specializing in commercial real estate, particularly retail leasing, development, management and construction. Ross represents tenants, landlords, developers and related consultants and contractors, in all aspects of development, ownership and management of commercial and retail properties. Prior to joining Dalton and Finegold, Ross spent a number of years as Vice President and General Counsel for New England Development, Inc., the premier mall developer in the Northeast. He went on from New England Development to develop and own retail centers for his own account. He has developed centers in many of the suburbs around Boston as well as commercial properties within the Boston City limits. Ross is a graduate of Antioch College and Boston College Law School. In addition, Ross has a graduate degree from the University of Southern California in Health and Hospital Administration and has developed hospitals in Southern California. Over the years Ross has served on the North Shore Medical Center Board of Trustees as a Trustee, a member of its Executive Committee and Chairman of the Real Estate Committee. Ross is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Attorney Donna Pisciotta is an attorney specializing in residential real estate and has represented lenders, buyers and sellers for over 24 years. Ms. Pisciotta completed her undergraduate degree at the State University of Stony Brook and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the New England School of Law in 1988 in Boston, where she was a member of the Law Review and an outspoken advocate for women’s rights and gender neutrality in the law. She worked for several years in Boston as an associate with Goldenberg, Walters & Lipson and Barron & Stadfeld, PC where she represented the FDIC and RTC. For the last 12 years, Ms. Pisciotta was a senior attorney at the firm of Residential Title & Escrow Services, PC. She is member of the Greater Newburyport Association of Realtors, the North Shore Association of Realtors, and the Women’s Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a 20 year resident of Ipswich where she lives with her three children.
Jessica M. Prince
Attorney Jessica Prince is an associate at the firm, specializing in Commercial Real Estate and Residential Real Estate. Ms. Prince attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she was a member of the Commonwealth College Honors Program and graduated summa cum laude. She earned a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Ms. Prince worked as a Legislative Aide to then-State Representative Barry R. Finegold from 2006 to 2008, and then as State Representative Finegold’s Chief of Staff from 2008 to 2009. Ms. Prince is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the states of New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut.
Heather L. Dennehy
Attorney Heather Dennehy is an associate at the firm, specializing in Estate & Special Needs Planning, Commercial Real Estate and Residential Real Estate. Ms. Dennehy is a graduate of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, graduating with a degree in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the Massachusetts School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. Ms. Dennehy began her career as an associate with the McCabe & Delyani, P.C., in Andover, Massachusetts, with a concentration in Divorce/Domestic Relations. Later, she served as In-House Counsel for Microfinancial Incorporated, a finance leasing company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. Ms. Denney is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
John K. O’Donohue
Jack O’Donohue specializes in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law, Real Estate Litigation, and Landlord-Tenant Litigation. Clients value his experienced, innovative, and solution-oriented approach to the practice of law. Mr. O’Donohue represents large and small financial institutions, property management companies, and individual landlords. In addition to his work as a litigator, he has closed hundreds of real estate loans in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and routinely assists clients with all phases of acquiring and selling real property. Mr. O’Donohue received his B.S. in Economics from Trinity College (CT) in 2005 and was awarded his J.D. from the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover in 2009. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer Kerri Burke graduated summa cum laude from Salem State College, with a Bachelor’s degree in English, and a minor in Political Science. She has been with Dalton & Finegold since its inception, in 2000.
Post Closing Manager
Ms. Graham has been a real estate paralegal for nearly 20 years. Her previous jobs include working as an escrow officer in Honolulu, Hawaii, and at Chicago Title in Seattle, Washington. She returned home to the Massachusetts North Shore area to join Dalton & Finegold in 2006.